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April 13: Military airstrikes continue against Daesh terrorists in Iraq and Syria

Release No: 18-040 April 13, 2018 PRINT | E-MAIL

April 13, 2018

Release # 20180413-01

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

  

SOUTHWEST ASIA – Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve and its partners continue to strike Daesh targets in designated parts of Iraq and Syria.

 

Ongoing operations by Iraqi Security Forces and Syrian Democratic Forces, supported by CJTF-OIR efforts, demonstrate that work remains to defeat Daesh. Coalition strikes continue to target Daesh throughout Iraq under the leadership of Iraqi authorities. "All Coalition air strikes are carried out with the consent of the Iraqi government," said Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in a press conference April 1, 2018.

 

Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve and its partners continue to exert pressure on Daesh senior leaders and associates in order to degrade, disrupt and dismantle Daesh structures and remove terrorists throughout Iraq and Syria. This will prevent the terrorist group’s ability to resurge and resume its intent to threaten and destabilize the international community.

 

Weekly Strike Summary

 

Between April 6 and April 12, Coalition military forces conducted 15 strikes consisting of 41 engagements in Syria and Iraq.

 

On April 12 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of six engagements against Daesh targets.

             Near Abu Kamal, one strike damaged one Daesh-held building.

 

On April 12 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of one engagement against Daesh targets.

             One strike conducted near Al Qaim.

 

On April 11 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of three engagements against Daesh targets.

             Near Abu Kamal, one strike destroyed three Daesh IEDs.

 

On April 11 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of one engagement against Daesh targets.

             One strike conducted near Al Qaim.

 

There were no reported strikes conducted in Syria on April 10, 2018.

 

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on April 10, 2018.

 

On April 9 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted three strikes consisting of three engagements against Daesh targets.

             Near Dashisha, two strike engaged one Daesh tactical unit and destroyed two Daesh vehicles and one Daesh logistics hub.

             Near Al Shadaddi, one strike engaged one Daesh tactical unit and destroyed one Daesh logistics hub.

 

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on April 9, 2018.

 

There were no reported strikes conducted in Syria on April 8, 2018.

 

On April 8 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted two strikes consisting of three engagements against Daesh targets.

             Near Rutbah, two strikes destroyed one Daesh-held building and six Daesh fighting positions.

 

On April 7 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of three engagements against Daesh targets.

             Near Abu Kamal, one strike engaged one Daesh tactical unit, destroyed one Daesh vehicle and one Daesh fighting position.

 

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on April 7, 2018.

 

On April 6 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted four strikes consisting of five engagements against Daesh targets.

             Near Al Shadaddi, four strikes engaged one Daesh tactical unit and destroyed two Daesh vehicles.

 

On April 6 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of 16 engagements against Daesh targets.

             Near Tuz, one strikes engaged one Daesh tactical unit, destroyed 11 Daesh bunkers, two Daesh fighting positions, two Daesh-held buildings, two Daesh vehicles, four Daesh caves and two Daesh tunnels.

 

 

Between March 18 and April 5, Coalition military forces conducted 11 strikes consisting of 16 engagements in Syria that were not reported in previous releases:

 

             Two strikes consisting of three engagements conducted in Syria against Daesh targets on April 5 near Al Shadaddi, engaged one Daesh tactical unit and destroyed one Daesh logistics hub.

 

             One strike consisting of two engagements conducted in Syria against Daesh targets on April 3 near Abu Kamal, engaged one Daesh tactical unit and destroyed one Daesh logistics hub.

 

             Three strikes consisting of six engagements conducted in Syria against Daesh targets on April 3 near Al Shadaddi, engaged one Daesh tactical unit and destroyed one logistics hub and two Daesh vehicles.

 

             One strike consisting of one engagement conducted in Syria against Daesh targets on March 31 near Abu Kamal, engaged one Daesh tactical unit.

 

             One strike consisting of one engagement conducted in Syria against Daesh targets on March 27 near Abu Kamal, engaged one Daesh tactical unit and destroyed one Daesh headquarters.

 

             One strike consisting of one engagement conducted in Syria against Daesh targets on March 27 near Al Shadaddi, engaged one Daesh tactical unit and destroyed one Daesh vehicle.

 

             One strike consisting of one engagement conducted in Syria against Daesh targets on March 22 near Abu Kamal, engaged one Daesh tactical unit and destroyed one Daesh headquarters.

 

             One strike consisting of one engagement conducted in Syria against Daesh targets on March 18 near Al Shadaddi, engaged one Daesh tactical unit and destroyed one Daesh vehicle.

 

 

This Coalition strike release contains all strikes conducted by fighter, attack, bomber, rotary-wing, or remotely piloted aircraft, rocket propelled artillery and ground-based tactical artillery.

 

A strike, as defined in the Coalition release, refers to one or more kinetic engagements that occur in roughly the same geographic location to produce a single, sometimes cumulative effect in that location.  For example, a single aircraft delivering a single weapon against a lone Daesh vehicle is one strike, but so is multiple aircraft delivering dozens of weapons against a group of Daesh-held buildings and weapon systems in a compound, having the cumulative effect of making that facility harder or impossible to use. Strike assessments are based on initial reports and may be refined.

 

CJTF-OIR does not report the number or type of aircraft employed in a strike, the number of munitions dropped in each strike, or the number of individual munition impact points against a target. The information used to compile the daily strike releases is based on 'Z' or Greenwich Mean Time.  

 

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